On Sunday, May 26, 2019, the French Open 2019 will begin. For the 123rd time in history, a Grand Slam winner will be sought in the context of a women’s singles, where once again extremely tight in the WTA Tour. With Naomi Osaka, Karolina Pliskova, Kiki Bertens, Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber, five women are able to take the lead in the WTA World Ranking with an overall victory at the French Open 2019, while last year’s winner Simona Halep and the threefold Overall winner Serena Williams two other hot candidates have not yet been mentioned. No wonder then that the 123rd edition of the only Grand Slam tournament in the calendar year, which is held on the very different clay court, promises to be as exciting as never before.
After all, other rules apply to the clay court that is played outdoors in the Roland Garros Stadium, which causes weather-related problems and game shifts year after year. As a result, the tennis ball loses a lot of speed on the ground when it hits the ground, which means that the extra-hard ladies who usually score points for their service play alone will have to expect a lot more balls to come back. This ensures in the next step that return-strong players in the focus, while the overall physique plays a much greater role, since on no other surface as many rallies are needed for the point decision as on sand. Anyone who has a tendency to lose concentration in long games, at least in stages, is ultimately completely out of the woods. Accordingly, it will be interesting to see which lady this year will be able to optimally combine physique, return strength and concentration in order to be able to secure the coupe Suzanne Lenglen at the Stade Roland Garros in the heart of Paris.
For this we have selected for them the six hottest female candidates, whose chances of victory we want to elaborate in the following sections, before we also win the overall winners of all the most important female candidates in the 128 participants strong field of the French Open 2019 for You deploy. In order for your bets to the French Open 2019 run optimally, we also discuss which lady is worth giving a corresponding long-term bet on the overall victory of Roland Garros, or where to find a positive expectation – and where not the case is.
- Simona Halep – Is her big coup reproducible?
Most recently, 27-year-old Romanian Simona Halep has been in the finals of the French Open twice in a row. Despite being in a bizarre manner two years ago against shooting star Jelena Ostapenko, she left the title despite a 1-0 lead and once again confirmed her many critics, who always certified her the final “killer-instict” in the decisive games , so it finally worked in 2018 with the first major title of her career – in mind, fifth major finale (four times Grand Slam, once WTA Tour Championships), which has achieved. The number three in the WTA World Ranking is the odds favorite for the bookmakers, but at the odds of 5.00 * is by far not as impressively favored as if there were no other female contenders for the title at the 123rd edition of the women’s singles in Roland Garros. And exactly this attractive odds makes the tip on Simona Halep also playable, because on the one hand she is quite as the female counterpart to Sandplatzkönig Rafael Nadal, since the strong return player on sand is just well versed. And on the other hand, there is currently no alternative that would really dominate the WTA Tour. Although she has not won yet another title in 2019 and had just beaten 0-2 in Madrid in the final of the Dutch Kiki Bertens, nevertheless, the Romanian is always good for a strong clay court tournament.
- Kiki Bertens – Always dangerous on sand
The 27-year-old Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens experienced her final promotion in the WTA Tour in late 2018, when she made it into the top 10 for the first time and won the WTA Finals could reach the semi-finals. Galt, who was previously focused on the clay court, proved her recent upswing, which has meanwhile catapulted her to fourth place in the WTA World Ranking list, and that she has also learned a lot on the other tennis surfaces. Most recently she won the Madrid Open in an impressive manner, where she had failed in the final in 2018, which earned her the first major title of her career at a WTA Premier Mandatory. No wonder that the bookies measure their chance of winning at Roland Garros at the rate of 10.00 *, making them the top favorite behind Simona Halep. After all, she was already in the semi-finals of the French Open in 2016 and also brings along the corresponding momentum. Although her tournament tree is very demanding, as in the sixth section, in which she was ranked as number four in the world, names such as Johanna Konta, Donna Vekic and Belinda Bencic lurk. But if she gets into the tournament well, you have to trust her a lot.
- Naomi Osaka – Will she lose the leading position in the world rankings in Paris?
Actually, you would have the 21-year-old Japanese Naomi Osaka at the French Open in 2019 as a top favorite on the screen. Finally, she won the two most recent Grand Slam tournaments that have taken place: US Open 2018 and Australian Open 2019. Not least for this reason, she is also number one in the WTA world ranking in the major tennis tournament in Paris, but is anything but the top favorite. To be sure, the odds of 15.00 * 7% for their third Grand Slam of their still very young career are enough for a positive expectation value, which is why the bet basically has a hand in it. But: In the previous clay court season was for the born in Japan and grown up in the United States young hope of the WTA Tour always then as soon as it was against another player from the top 20 went. Maybe because the playing style of Naomi Osaka is much better with the other tennis courts. Her aggression and the hard beat serve to make it difficult for the players who are strong on returns to end up with the matches, while on the other hand they are just at their limits when their opponents take the wind out of their sails Once more “easy” is like nowhere else. Doubly problematic: The draw, which is usually always good for a world ranking first, could not have been more catastrophic at all. So you wave in the second round with either Jelena Ostapenko – French Open 2017 winner – or the multiple Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka early the first really hard test before even in their tournament tree section names like local hero Caroline Garcia or Madison Keys waiting for them could. In the quarterfinals, it could also go against Serena Williams, before threatening in the semifinals Simona Halep. In short: even at the rate of 15.00 * a few eventualities are too much.
- Serena Williams – In Paris for the Court record?
A single preparatory tournament for the French Open in 2019 has been enough for the 37-year-old American, after having paused two months after the task at the Miami Open. However, her comeback in Rome was not really successful, because after the first round victory over Rebecca Peterson she had to give up again and give up the second round match against her sister Venus Williams without further ado. Again, the knee of the 23-time Grand Slam champion once again caused problems, which in total, however, many question marks stand next to their appearance in Roland Garros. On the one hand she is driven by the will to finally win the 24th Grand Slam Cup, with which she would still set the record of Margaret Court for her for professional athletes old days as a professional tennis player, while on the other hand must be stated that Roland Garros has never been the best place for her. Three times she achieved the overall victory here – her worst value of all four Grand Slams. In addition, she has to show the worst win rate at the French Open and was not last went beyond the fourth round. Although it is also true that at the rate of 15.00 * 7% probability of occurrence of a positive expectancy range, which may be attributed to the American veteran definitely, however, three factors clearly speak against them. First, her injury has just started again two weeks ago and does not seem to be over yet. Second, their massive attacking game on sand is by no means a free pass for points, which is why it will be extremely demanding for Physis to succeed here. And thirdly: In the lack of match practice (only nine matches in 2019) does not say much that she has the strength to survive seven physically demanding games within just two weeks.
- Petra Kvitova – Again strong in 2019
The 29-year-old Czech Petra Kvitova has since finally recovered after the knife attack in December 2016, for which her attacker was recently finally sentenced to court. Missed almost all of 2017 and had to develop after several severed tendons only once again feel for this fine motor sports, so were already in 2018 two major titles major at the Madrid Open and the Dubai Duty Free Championships, which she in 2019 could increase again. So she stormed at this year’s Australian Open for the third time in her career, a Grand Slam final, but missed the title there in the end with a very close 1: 2 against Naomi Osaka. So why not make that big shot in Roland Garros? She definitely has chances for that, although the sand is not one of her favorite disciplines. In 2012 she was already in the semifinals of the French Open, but since then no longer came out of the round of 16. Two aspects make it at odds of 15.00 * still an attractive tip. Firstly, there is no such thing as a true favorite at this tournament. And secondly: The tournament tree meant well with her. The way to the last sixteen should be free. Although last year’s winner Simona Halep could wait there, Petra Kvitova would not be without chance in this duel.
- Karolina Pliskova – Focus on Triumph of Rome
It sounds almost crazy from today’s point of view, but in 2017, the 27-year-old Czech Karolina Pliskova – dreaded throughout the WTA Tour for her hard-hitting serve – fiercely challenged the clay court season, which she described as highly frustrating. At an early end in one of the other clay court majors, she was even frustrated even considering putting off the clay court season in the future. Only then, for some reason, to get the hang of it and to storm the semi-finals at the French Open 2017 just a short time after their comments. The same picture again this season: Ironically, at the WTA Rome succeeded her on the clay court one of her greatest career success ever – the overall victory in a WTA Premier 5 tournament. Exactly with this great coup, she has brought it back into focus and is definitely a Mitfavoritin. Also, because she is the number two in the WTA world ranking list anyway one of the most consistent players in the WTA Tour, which – although the major majors in Grand Slams and WTA Premier Mandatorys are still missing – always playing high up. That’s why we see in Karolina Pliskova also the secret favorite number one, in which also at the rate of 15.00 * the maximum value in the long-term bet on the overall victory at the French Open 2019 can be found. Their way to the title would be quite demanding, but it is paved with ladies who are currently clearly standing next to them. So she could face Svetlana Kuzentsova in the second round, Caroline Wozniacki in the second round, Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals and Elina Svitolina or Sloane Stephens in the semi-finals – through the bench away ladies, who have fallen short of expectations in 2019. All the more interesting makes the bet on the strong-catching Czech, which also brings the perfect physique for the clay court.
The odds for overall women’s winner at the French Open 2019